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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Conrad Take You To The Candy Shop

There’s something about eating sweets that have us reminiscing about our childhoods. Sherbet fountains remind you of party bags? Strawberry laces have you dreaming of midnight feasts? Conrad London St. James feel the same and they are bringing that feeling back with a bang in the grown up form of afternoon tea. The Conrad Candy Shop afternoon tea sees bubblegum macaroons, lemon sherbet meringue pie and pesto chicken cones all presented on a box filled with the ultimate childhood treat, hundreds and thousands. Seriously, what ice cream was complete without sprinkles and a flake? Sandwich fillings include smoked salmon and […]

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Burlock: Cuban Nights

If you like rum and you like partying then you’re going to like Burlock. You do? Great, then let us proceed. Opening on 1st September between Marylebone and Mayfair, Burlock is a cavernous rum bar from The Breakfast Group. If the name sounds familiar then it’s because they’re the team behind the likes of Opium China Town and 68 & Boston. Looking to Havana’s golden age, the 1920s – 1940s and the Colonial style of the 20th century, the bar will feature a Grand House ‘veranda’ which you can book up for up to 40 of your pals and a Havana […]

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14 Alternative London Sights Every Tourist Must See

We think London is the best city in the world – what makes it great is that there is so much more to see and do than the obvious landmarks. There are markets to be shopped, food to be eaten, parks to be walked in and so, so much more. Yes you’ve got to do the museums and see the Changing of the Guard, Big Ben must be seen and the London Eye must be ridden but let’s say it’s your second visit or you’re coming for a whistle stop tour and the thought of spending 90% of your time in […]

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Monmouth Kitchen: Peruvian and Italian Tapas

Following on from the relaunch of May Fair Kitchen, the team at Edwardian Hotels London are back with their next restaurant: Monmouth Kitchen. As the name suggests it’s opening on Monmouth Street. As the name doesn’t suggest it’s going to be a mix of Italian and Peruvian flavours and small plates. The 106-cover restaurant, which features a robata grill and open kitchen, will be serving up a selection of ceviche dishes including lobster ceviche and sea bass ceviche with avocado alongside signature dishes of smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho and pan-fried salmon with Calabrian chilli salsa. For pudding, expect […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Meatopia: Meat and Beer

Meat. Beer. Drink. Fire. Yeah, meat and beer, that’s right Meatopia is back for the fourth year in London and there is some rather exciting news. The weekend long affair is now starting on Friday night (2nd September) with a ‘Late Shift’ and there are still tickets. Kicking off the weekend, the Friday night offering will begin with DJ sets from Professor Green, Andy Smith (Portishead), MC Zani and Bass 6, DJ Tofu and Temple Funk Collective. Across the weekend you’ll also be able to see sets from Norman Jay MBE and Jazzy B (Soul II Soul). Of course though […]

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BabaBoom: Bring on the Kebabs

We might not always admit it but if there is one food that we sometime just have to indulge in, it’s a kebab. Yes they might have the reputation of being the sort of food you get on a night out or at some motorway layby but now there is a new breed of kebab restaurant in London which is all about fast, healthy food, with big Middle Eastern flavours. And the next one to open is BabaBoom in Battersea. Opening next week, by Travis, Eve and Jono who have 30 years of experience between them, it’ll be taking Palomar, […]

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Eneko at One Aldwych Opens

When a chef has 3 Michelin Stars to their name you can’t help but expect great things. What about if their restaurant is ranked 16th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants? How about if we add in that their bistro also has a Michelin Bib Gourmand? You’re going to expect something rather wonderful. We’re talking about chef Eneko Atxa (his restaurant is Azurmendi Bilbao and his bistrot is  Bistró Prêt  À  Porter) who has joined forces with Kostas  Sfaltos, the general manager of One Aldwych, to create Eneko at One Aldwych. The menu will be Atxa’s unpretentious take on traditional […]

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Pay What You Like at Galvin at Windows

One of the big headaches about dining out is the bill. That innocent slip of paper so discreetly placed on the table, maybe with a chocolate to soften the blow. No matter how inevitable it is or how many times you’ve mentally tallied up your spend, it’s all too easy for those extra glasses of wine to add up – not to mention the creme brûlée you promised yourself (and your waistline) you’d avoid. X number of glasses of wine later and it’s not only you who is seeing double, yes the wine was good but your eyes don’t deceive […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Breaking Bad Themed Bar

The link between food and science isn’t a particularly new trend but it does seem to have picked up pace over the past few months; you’ve got Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy 2, steaming nitrogen ice cream from Chin Chin Labs and Bompass and Parr, whose love of a boiler suit stood strong with their Propercorn Institute of Flavour collaboration at the start of summer. The wonderful world of test tubes and mysterious nameless liquids continues, and you can drink them. Oh and did we mention it’s based on Breaking Bad? Informally titled ‘the crystal ship’, the Hackney immersive bar experience invites […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Celebrates Totally Thames Festival

What do St Katherine Docks and HMS Belfast have in common? Besides the obvious watery locations, they are both home to Tom’s Kitchen restaurants and, to celebrate September’s Totally Thames festival, chef Tom Aikens is hosting a special dinner the night the festival launches. Totally Thames is a celebration of the vibrant and historic River Thames, more specifically the 42 mile stretch through London being celebrated throughout September. Although it’s home to over 25 species of fish, we can tell you in good authority that Tom’s fish comes from much clearer waters and that actually there is no fish on […]

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2nd Blanchette to Open

Following on from the success of their Soho French bistro, brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary are back with the second Blanchette and this time it’s opening on Brick Lane. It’ll still feature signature dishes such as crispy frog’s legs, cheese beignets and croquet monsieur but this time, Tam Storrar who is overseeing the menu and taking on the role of Executive Chef across both sites, will draw on Southern French and North African flavours and spices, to bring the likes of lamb tagine with apricots, almonds and rose harissa; roast poussin with tarragon and pommes Sarladaise and wild strawberry […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Rock Royalty Afternoon Tea

In case you haven’t heard, this week is Afternoon Tea Week and seeing as it’s Wednesday already that means you’re two days of scones, clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches behind. Whether you favour starched linen napkins and fine bone china or something a little more exotic, we told your about the best teas to try this week here. But one tea we didn’t mention is not only packed full of history, it’s also very current. Mews of Mayfair are celebrating the great British tradition of afternoon tea inspired by two Great (but not British) legends, Georgie Frideric Handel and Jimi […]

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